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Principal Health and Wellbeing

Advice

This page explains the Department's Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the initiatives to promote a safe and supportive environment for school leaders to be their best.

Overview

Details

Healthy principals are central to ensuring a positive environment for teaching and successful outcomes for students.

Services

There are dedicated services provided under the Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy that commenced in 2018:

For more information on the services, refer to the Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy intranet page.

Background

The Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy defines an integrated framework of supports that can work together to promote and sustain principals' health and wellbeing. The Strategy maps existing supports across the system, fills gaps, and encourages everyone who works with principals to consider health and wellbeing in everything they do. This approach ensures an effective team around the principal to support their health and wellbeing.

The Strategy was developed following a comprehensive needs analysis of the health and wellbeing challenges faced by principals and a review of leading practice research. The findings of this review were published in the Principal Health and Wellbeing Discussion Paper.

Relevant legislation

Department advice outlining the services available to principals to support their health and wellbeing

Reviewed 23 February 2021

Policy last updated

15 June 2020

Scope

  • Schools
  • School councils

Contact

OHS Advisory Service

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